Welcome back to the weekly update!
It has been a while! Glad you are back!
For you new folks, the weekly update is a place where parents and students can stay up to date on the things that are going on in the Rock.
In the Rock this year...
Our hope and goal in the Rock Student Ministry is to help students take their next step with Jesus. There is no better way to do so than walking through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. This year, we are diving into the book of Luke to not only learn more about Jesus, but learning how to be a true follower. Luke tells his purpose for writing in Luke 1:4 is that his friend Theophilus would have certainty in what he has been taught. Because of this, we are reaching for certainty, confidence, clarity in our faith through Luke this year.
Last night we looked at the beginning of Jesus' life here on earth. Jesus has satisfied all the Law demanded of him as a little boy and now he is growing in wisdom, in favor of people and physically! As Jesus' parents take him to the temple to be dedicated, Simeon and Anna flock to him declaring the the wonder that God has done to bring him for salvation and redemption. John the Baptist shows back up on the scene to announce the coming of Jesus. His message is, in words of a high school guys, harsh but truthful. Jesus, the one who is going to sort the chaff from the wheat, has come to bring salvation through his work on the cross and this is the beginning of his ministry. To signify the beginning, he is baptized and at his baptism the skies open up as God the Father declare's his pleasure with Jesus and the Holy Spirit descends. The last two weeks have been quick, now we slow the story down just a little bit. Hopefully you will catch us next week as we continue our journey with Jesus in the gospel of Luke, the gospel of certainty!
We are working on recording our sermons on Wednesday nights. Check out last nights here:
OPEN GYM - TONIGHT
A time for students to come and hang out at the gym and enjoy being together!
5TH QUARTERS - (home games - midnight)
These are opportunities for the students to come and invite friends on campus to hangout together. It's a great opportunity for students to connect as well as hear a simple devotion.
SMALL GROUPS - CFA Tuesdays
We have some awesome leaders that are doing small groups throughout the week. Check them out:
• Rachel, Gentle and Lowly, Tuesdays @ 7:15a
• Elizabeth, Gentle and Lowly, @ 7a (moms will help transport)
• Garrett and Andrew @ 7:20a
SERVE THE CITY - THIS WEEK!!
This Saturday we will be meeting together to serve our community and worship with other student ministries across West Georgia!
Here is the schedule:
We have a ton coming up in the Fall as the church and the RSM. A few to name are:
- Hallelujah Night - a church-wide community out reach
- Rock Lab - an intense study of God's Word to help us grow as students of the Word and grow in our walk with Christ
- REFUEL - These are our winter retreats split between HS/MS. These are my favorite trips of the year! The dates are: MS - Dec. 19-21, HS - Jan. 14-17.
Great things are ahead for the Rock. It's a joy to serve with you guys.
If you need anything, reach out!
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A great way for parents and ministry to connect and continue the conversation of what's going on at The Rock.